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Rand Paul to Form Exploratory Committee for US Senate Run

Update #4 - Statement from Rand Paul

Last night on national TV, I announced the formation of an Exploratory Committee to run for the US Senate. I did this only after waiting for Senator Bunning to publicly give his ok for candidates to do so. It is still my intention not to run against Senator Bunning. However, I don't think it is healthy for our party to have only one candidate organized if Senator Bunning decides not to run.

Some will note that the announcement was on a network not always seen as friendly to Republicans. I would argue that bringing our message to those who do not yet align themselves as Republicans is precisely how we grow as party. I think we don't have to moderate our message but rather believe in and articulate our message clearly.

The interview:


Update #3

Dr. Rand Paul announced that he would form an exploratory committee to run for US Senate in his home state of Kentucky. The official website for his campaign is: www.RandPaul2010.com

Update: #2

The Rachel Maddow show airs at 9PM ET. Here is the guest list for tonight's show:

  • Charles Duelfer, former chief of the Iraq Survey Group
  • Robert Windrem, senior research fellow at NYU and contributor to The Daily Beast
  • Chris Cilizza, columnist, The Fix, Washington Post
  • Doctor Rand Paul, son of Congressman Ron Paul
  • Zach Stovall, staff reporter and Web content editor, Arkansas News Bureau

Tune in and discuss the announcement here as it breaks.

Original Post:

Matt Collins on the Campaign for Liberty blog is reporting:

Rand Paul is going to make a MAJOR announcement on Rachel Maddow's show (MSNBC) Thursday night (5/14)! It will be worth watching as Rand has discussed a potential run for US Senate from Kentucky.

For the past fifteen years, Dr. Rand Paul, son of Congressman Dr. Ron Paul, has been the chairman of the Kentucky Taxpayers United, a group that monitors and rates the State Legislature. Dr. Paul has been traveling the state of Kentucky for the past several months meeting, talking, and gauging his support.

Stay tuned...

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Bump with link

To his new, official site:


All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Bump For Positive News :-)

Dr Rand Paul's Myspace link - http://www.myspace.com/ronpaul_2008president_



I won't watch her show

So hope someone will post a clip!

Formerly rprevolutionist

Why is his site so much better than C4L?

I wonder. And why doesn't C4L have anything about this news yet?

his page?

Is that the old randpaul2010 page just redone or is that his actual page?

Michael Nystrom's picture

It is his new, official

It is his new, official site.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
Michael Nystrom's picture

And there is already a money

And there is already a money bomb...


All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
photoshopwiz's picture

*Son of Liberty*

Woo hoo, I am SO excited!

I took a screenshot at her site ... because I have no life. Just kidding ;-)

I think ... ;-)

Dr. Adrian Rogers - Quote of the Week

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

I will be sitting on the edge of my seat

I'm sitting on my hands, waiting!

We the People

I hope get rid of the computerized voting machines so'
that Rand wins, if not neo-con wins hands down.

Ron & Rand in 2012 does sound SWEET !

" I will take REAL money and YOU
can have the change "

"Freedom is a right that can never be won in war,only by each individual "

He is in!!!!!

He has already announced on Myspace!

can you post link please?

"The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government". ~ Founding Fathers

"The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government". ~ Founding Fathers

President Schiff?

First black president followed by the first jewish president? I don't see anybody beating Peter Schiff in any kind of debate. He is outspoken, and would be the first and last to speak on any topic. That guy is capable of commanding the attention of the people. He has that shallow "presidential" look that the sheep care for. He could get it done.

i like your thinking

i like your thinking

Me too!

Peter Schiff 2012

Although Paul/Paul 2012 would be great too!


When is the show starting? Any link with live feed?

Teach a man to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life.
Teach a man to phish and he'll clean out your bank account.

Paul/Paul 2012

Now that would be something.
E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum

We should just get a

We should just get a sh*t ton of liberty candidates to run, we would have to win!

Can't believe so few comments on this thread

You people awake? This is VERY big news.

Waiting for the big news , got my check book out and ready to

send him as much as I can.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell


This is big! He will have a donation from me if he announces his candidacy tonight!


I did a gig with Rand once and was very impressed with him.
I have some serious problems with Maddow though. I will never trust him, her. Rhodes Scholars should always be handled with care.

On another note, If you follow Kentucky politics, or the freedom movement, or Hemp activism... You have to know "The last free man in America" GATEWOOD GALBRAITH!

I really hope that Rand will seek his endorsement, and help.


His book is required reading... All about "Synthetic Subversion"


I no longer trust most all

I no longer trust most all commentators on TV. But Rachel Maddow was very respectful to Ron Paul last week and allowed him to talk without interrupting him. She deserves the benefit of the doubt in this case. Let's hope she is equally respectful to Rand Paul.

I also remember last year when FISA was in debate and up for a vote in Congress. Maddow was on the right side of that debate.

I no longer have cable TV, so I hope to see this on youtube soon after the interview.


If it wasn't for sports, I would get rid of mine too.


Can I legally take out a blog ad on a site like Olbermannwatch.com promoting rand2010.com? I imagine the people who go there are the same who watch Maddow.

Also social sites are all lined up, just need more subscribers/followers.

Twitter 218 followers.

Facebook, 2134 members.

Youtube, only 18 subscribers.